Art by Win Mortimer and Keith Wilson, colours by Kelley Corvese, “Chaplain America in Chap’s New Partner”, What The?! #10. Cover date January 1991
Long time comic book artist Win Mortimer gets to cut loose with the funny stuff in this Captain America parody. The energy is unbelievable, as is the pop art staging of the explosion. It’s something of a shame how under-appreciated comic art and comic artists have been, especially in the 1960’s. I love the little comics code logo in the bottom right, and the parrot to the left, but I’m not really sure how to do this panel justice. Whether Mortimer felt freed of constraints because he was working on a parody, I can’t say, but if you strip this panel of its comedic parts, you would still be left with an impressive, explosive piece of art worthy of any art museum.